Lourdes “Ditas” Agay

Lourdes “Ditas” Agay, 83, a catechist and lector in the Filipino community at St. Michael’s parish, Flushing, died May 5.

She was a former president of the Filipino Association Group and a graduate of the diocesan Lay Ministry Program.

She retired as a paralegal.

“For so many years, Ms. Agay was the face of the Filipino Association,” said Shirley Figueroa Loscano. “Her pilgrimage here on earth has been filled with compassion, dedication, and most of all love with her colleagues from work, fellow catechists and lectors in the service and spread of her Filipino Catholic faith and culture.”